How to backing up with rsync with Ansible?
I’m going to show you a live demo and some simple Ansible code.
I’m Luca Berton and welcome to today’s episode of Ansible Pilot.
Ansible backup with rsync
synchronize` is a wrapper around rsync to make common tasks in your playbooks quick and easy.
Today we’re talking about the Ansible module `
The full name is `
ansible.posix.synchronize`, which means that is part of the collection targeting POSIX platforms.
A wrapper around `
rsync` to make common tasks in your playbooks quick and easy.
rsync is a utility for efficiently transferring and synchronizing files between a computer and a storage drive and across networked computers by comparing the modification times and sizes of files.
rsync must be installed on both the local and remote host.
Currently, there are only a few connection types that support synchronize (ssh, paramiko, local, and docker) because a sync strategy has been determined for those connection types.
- src string — source path — absolute or relative
- dest string — destination path — absolute or relative
- archive boolean — mirrors the Rsync archive flag, enables recursive, links, perms, times, owner, group flags, and -D
- rsync_opts string — no/yes
The parameter list is pretty wide but these are the most important options of `synchronize` module.
The only mandatory parameters are “src” and “dest” parameters.